The Data Science Institute for Spring 2018 will take place in Room # N120 (Ellig Auditorium), College of Public Health Building. 

January 9, 2018 - 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm: Introduction to Python Data Analytics - Dr. Kang Pyo Lee

This introductory class will cover the basic elements in Python data analytics and provide hands-on practice. The topics to be covered include an introduction to data analytics and Python, Python basics for data analysis, and data preparation/exploration/visualization using widely used data analytics libraries in Python. Participants will also be able to learn how to take advantage of an interactive web-based data analytics environment called Jupyter Notebook. No prior experience in Python is necessary for this class. Participants will be expected to bring their own laptops.

January 10, 2018 - 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm:  Introduction to Tidyverse/R - Dr. Brandon Lebeau

This hands on course will provide an introduction to the tidyverse, a data analysis framework in R that provides users a simple vocabulary to data analysis. Topics covered will include: introduction to data visualization, data management, and exploratory data analysis using the tidyverse. This course is intended to be hands on, therefore attendees are encouraged to bring a laptop with R and RStudio already installed. No prior R knowledge is needed.

January 11, 2018 - 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm: Introduction to Stata - Dr. Frederick J. Boehmke

This introductory course in Stata will cover the basics of data preparation and manipulation in Stata. Topics addressed will include importing data, merging and combining data sets, cleaning data, variables, variable manipulations, loops, and data visualization.

January 12, 2018 - 8:30 Am - 12:30 Pm:  - Data visualization in JavaScript - Dr. Daniel Lathrop

Visualizing data is an effective technique for both data exploration and presentation. JavaScript, as the lingua franca of web programming, is especially well suited on both fronts. Learn the basics of visualization decisions and implementing them with your data.